Born in the mountainous regions of northeast Italy, photographer Gustav Willeit seems fascinated by vertiginous landscapes. While he is used to taking alpine panoramas, he nonetheless very quickly feels the need to explore other locations, travelling all over the globe in search of unusual images. From 2000 to 2004 he studied at the prestigious photography school F+F Schule für Kunst und Mediendesign in Zurich, then worked as a photographer's assistant before launching his freelance career in 2006. He has since participated in many solo and collective exhibitions in Europe. The power of his images is expressed through their inaccessible aspect, unusual points of view, and the intensity of the contrasts and chromatic nuances. When nature does not deploy its elements of its own accord, the artist uses digital techniques to recreate environments from his imagination, also inventing their titles. It is therefore difficult to make out reality from fantasy.
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